Hebrews 6:1 – Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity. (NIV 1984)
My Musings – How can you tell when a Christian officially becomes a “grown-up” (mature)? Is it when they finish being “schooled” in the faith (whenever that is)? Is it when they have spiritual “kids” (led another to Christ or discipled someone who is now capable of discipling another) of their own?
To help myself, and others, grapple with these and other questions, I wrote
a discipleship Bible study called “Got Spiritual Milk?” The title for the study was borrowed from “Got Milk?”, which was the tagline to one of the most successful advertising campaigns in history.
I think all Christians know what it is to “crave pure spiritual milk.” But how many know what it is to attain “the whole measure of the fullness of Christ?” Exactly what “solid food” will help us mature? Do we really want to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” or are we content to just keep blowing bubbles in our milk?
All Christians have had the beginning (born again), and they know where Christ wants to take us (“whole measure”). But what are some of the “steps” that will help us on that journey? The “Got Spiritual Milk?” are some of the steps that I think you might find helpful, and it looks something like this:
My Musings – Press on “to the whole measure of the of the fullness of Christ.” Do not be content with forever blowing bubbles in your milk.
Coming Soon – My Bible study “Got Spiritual Milk?” is available via a link in the Store page on my blog. It contains no new revelations on how to get from “A to B,” no magic formula and no “copyrighted” secret information. It is merely one of many “tools” to help people on their journey. But ultimately, God’s Word and the prompting of the Holy Spirit are all you need.
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12-14, NIV 1984)